Rosemary Buiscuits

Today, unlike most days, someone actually specifically asked me if I would make bread for a dinner I was going to. So I obviously said “SURE!” just about as enthusiastically as it seems like I would. And then, naturally, the day came to made the bread and I realized that I was out of yeast….

Chocolate Sourdough Baguettes

I’m new to the world of dessert breads. I haven’t really done it before, unless you count putting chocolate syrup on toast. It’s actually delicious, so whatever. But today I decided I was going to make the baguettes I have come to love, with added chocolate. I was supposed to bring a dessert to an…

Sourdough Baguettes

I made an excellent choice today. I was walking down the street today and scrolling through pinterest when I saw a baguette. And I real-life exclaimed “baguette!” in a very excited tone while strolling down the sidewalk. Then I had to look around to see if there was anyone near me that I would have to…

Classic Sourdough Success

I finally did something right. Turns out that if you don’t mess up the instructions on a recipe, it actually comes out the way it’s supposed to. So weird, right? Literally nothing went wrong. I don’t know how it happened, and I don’t know if I could replicate it. Somehow the oven didn’t break and…

Levain Take 2

I’ve spent the past week trying to make levain, the started for sourdough. As some of you may remember, the last time I tried to make levain I messed up in like 12 different ways and ended up making a brick of charcoal instead. So this time I pretended I didn’t care. When I was mixing the…

Milk Bread

I tried to make milk bread today, which is supposed to be a delicious soft buttery bread with a thin yummy crust. However, it was ME making it, so it didn’t end up that way. That’s not entirely fair. It’s still pretty yummy, it just smells like beer because I let it over-ferment because sometimes I…

The Many Lives Of A Loaf

Some of you (ahem, mom) may have noticed that I didn’t say anything about the taste of the sourdough after I spent so long complaining about it and finally being successful. Well, the reason for that was because I didn’t want to eat it because I didn’t want it to be bad. But two days…

Sourdough Take 2

Yesterday, after I cleaned up all of my tears and threw away my charcoal brick I made in my oven, I started another loaf of sourdough. I used what was left of the levain, which was not as much as I was supposed to use, but it was good enough. And it worked. And it…

My Sourdough Is Full Of Tears

Let. Me. Tell. You. A story. It is guaranteed worth reading if you enjoy other people’s sadness. Today is Easter (yay)! It’s also the day that I get to bake the sourdough I’ve been fermenting, cultivating, and reading motivational stories to for the past six days. I forgot to take a picture, but it was beautiful. I mixed…

The Day of Sourdough

Today is a big day! The day that the levain finishes fermenting, and I can FINALLY make SOURDOUGH!!! Yes please! It’s also Saturday, so it’s doubly great. Except that I have to go to class tonight at 8pm. Who does that? To be fair though, it’s an observational astronomy class, so I guess it kinda has to be…

Levain Day 3 – and Pizza

All I wanted today was pizza. Actually, that’s true most days. And I got really sad when I realized that it would take me at least a day to make the dough. But then I got over it really quick, because I actually made the dough, and it smelled JUST like pizza dough should. I…

Levain: A Less Sad Story

I took a gentler whiff of the pot of levain in my kitchen this morning. It still smelled like vomit, but this time I only gagged a tiny bit, as opposed to yesterday, when I took a huge whiff and gagged a lot. Since I had to leave it to sit uncovered for two hours…